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Old 10-25-2010, 01:15 AM   #11
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Glad you're ok and didnt have any "serious" injury. Use anything plastic. I prefer buckets for ease of cleaning.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:19 AM   #12
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Carboys are all a matter of personal preference-no real advantages/disadvantages to either (aside from the hand mauling which you received ). If you end up sticking with glass, do yourself the favor and get a carboy handle. Makes moving a 60 lb. hunk of glass and precious brau a million times easier. (I believe they make them for Better Bottles too...not sure about the snap-on versions though.)
Just a note, those linked carboy handles are NOT meant to support the weight of a carboy + brew. For that you need a brewhauler or a milk crate.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:28 AM   #13
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so, you'll be making a red ale next? (glad it wasn't worse)
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:55 AM   #14
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so, you'll be making a red ale next? (glad it wasn't worse)
lol actually that is gonna be one I brew soon. My last batch of red ale is almost gone. Time to restock. Sounds like I'm not the only clutz here. I'm a pretty big guy so usually the carboy was pretty easy to manhandle but I pulled a muscle in my right shoulder while putting away the solar cover for our pool earlier this week and was on a muscle relaxer. SWMBO says I should stick to video games when I'm on drugs from now on I really do think I'll shy away from the bigger glass carboys and just get a couple small ones. I'd go all plastic but I wanted to try and make some mead and I'd rather age that in glass. Funniest part of all this is this was my first batch I bottled without drinking any beer. I figured the muscle relaxer and alchohol would be a dangerous combo, little did I know the muscle relaxer would do it all by itself.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:39 AM   #15
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Glad to hear you're ok, & you're not alone as for being a clutz. I managed to break my 6.5 carboy about 2 weeks ago. 15 sticthes in the left fore arm.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:23 AM   #16
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Youch! I'm worried that I will drop one of mine sometime too.

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:37 AM   #17
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Just a note, those linked carboy handles are NOT meant to support the weight of a carboy + brew. For that you need a brewhauler or a milk crate.
+1 on this. carboy handles are just meant to stabilize your carboy when you're pouring from it and stuff like that. You shouldn't be lifting with it.

Milk crates and brew haulers are your best bet for moving them more carefully.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:27 AM   #18
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Glad you weren't hurt too badly.

However, this thread is worthless without pics. ;-)

 
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:36 PM   #19
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+1 on this. carboy handles are just meant to stabilize your carboy when you're pouring from it and stuff like that. You shouldn't be lifting with it.

Milk crates and brew haulers are your best bet for moving them more carefully.
I use carboy handles to carry bottles all the time. Where does it say you can't use them for carrying? It also gives you a little extra grip when cleaning them out.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #20
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I was pouring sanitizer out of my Better Bottle when I dropped it from shoulder height.

It bounced, scuffed the bottle a bit and was otherwise fine.

Threads like this are why I'm terrified of my one glass Carboy (5G that I only use for 2ndary)
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